Summer Parade

On Wednesday 18th July Thornhill School held their summer parade! All the children from Y1 to Y5 took part in parading around the school to the beat of our drumming band!! Many parents and friends stood and watched in the early morning sunshine as all the children walked past either as either a Tiger, Eagle, African Elephant or a Manta ray.

The costumes all linked to our teams “T E A M”  

Our  Mantra is “Together Everyone Achieves More”

The costumes and masks were stunning and all the materials were provided by the Big Lottery Fund for our “Carnival Project”

The fund ensured we had the support of 2 amazing local artists to support the project:

The children worked with Angie Hardwick from Ange Made Ceramics in Sheffield and Gemma Nemer from The Button Tin in Barnsley.

Both ladies are very talented and have supported the children well through the year in a series of workshops to develop their art and craft skills. 

Enjoy the images…

 

Sports summary

During this year many children have taken part in a range of competitive events against children in other schools.  This is a summary of all the competitions that we have taken part in.

Football

Our under 9’s and under 11’s football teams all reached the Rotherham finals this year.  Our under 11’s boys fared the best finishing in 2nd place overall.

Cross Country

14 pupils from years 3-6 reached the Rotherham cross-country finals

Basketball

Our Year 3/4 mixed team won the cluster event and went on to finish 2nd in the Rotherham Finals. Our Year 5/6 mixed to won the B.Braun cup, finishing as unbeaten champions at an event held by the Sheffield Sharks at the English Institute for Sport.

Gymnastics

Our Gymnasts reached the Rotherham finals.  Both our Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 teams competed.

Cheerleading

Our Cheerleaders Progressed through to the South Yorkshire Finals after finishing second in the Rotherham finals, eventually finishing in Bronze medal position.

Tag Rugby

Our Year 3/4 team progressed to the Rotherham Finals.  Our Year 5/6 mixed team went one step further by reaching the final.  Unfortunately they lost that game so therefore finished in a very respectable 2nd place overall.

Tri-Golf

Our Year 5/6 team reached the Rotherham Finals.

Tennis

Our Year 3/4 tennis team finished 2nd place in the Rotherham Finals.

Rounders

Our Year 5/6 mixed team won our cluster event – there was no progression route to the next round for this sport.

Athletics

Our Year 5/6 team reached the Rotherham Finals.

Hockey

Our Year 3/4 mixed hockey team reached the South Yorkshire Games Final.

Our Year 5/6 girls team were Rotherham Champions and then went on to the South Yorkshire Finals

Our Year 5/6 boys team were Rotherham Champions and also went on to represent Rotherham in the South Yorkshire Finals.

Cricket

Our Year 3/4 mixed team won both the cluster event and the Rotherham finals.  They then went on to compete at the South Yorkshire School Games.

Our Year 5/6 boys team won the local cluster event and then went on to finish 2nd place in the Rotherham Finals.

Our Year 5/6 girls won both the cluster event and the Rotherham finals without losing a game.  They then went on to represent South Yorkshire in the Yorkshire Finals and made it all the way to the Semi-Finals.

Netball

The Year 5/6 mixed team were the Rotherham Champions; incredibly they won every game during the finals and then went on to compete in the South Yorkshire Finals. 

ROTHERHAM SPORTS AWARDS

Thornhill Primary won five sports awards last week along with the Gold Award,
Here they are – for more detail please click on any of the images below..

Newsletter July 2018 (2)

Dates for your Diary.

Wednesday 18th July – The children from Y1 to Y5 will be parading as part of our school ‘TEAM’. Please feel free to stay and watch them after you drop them off for school. We will begin as soon as we can after the children are registered.

Friday 20th July – Non uniform and break up for the summer at 2pm.

Mrs Fielding will be leaving us on the last day of term – we would like to thank her for all her hard work and wish her all the best. Mrs Oxley will be returning to us in September after her maternity leave.

Dates for next year.

Start back

Tues 4thSeptember

Break up

Fri 26th October

Start back

Tues 6th November

Break up

Fri 21st December

Start back

Mon 7th January

Break up

Fri 15th February

Start back

Mon 25th February

Break up

Fri 12th April

Start back

Mon 29th April

Break up

Fri 24th May

Start back

Mon 3rd June

Break up

Fri 19th July

 

School will also be closed on Monday 1st October, Monday 5th November and Monday 8th July for INSET.

SMSAs (School Meals Supervisory Assistants).

We are looking to appoint some dinner time assistants to work a hour per day helping and supervising the children at lunch time. If you are interested please see Mrs Hill or Mrs Benton.

 

School Games Day

This year we were able to hold a fantastic School Games Day without it being rained off and cancelled several times!  All children took part in one of the sessions and enjoyed taking part in a range of activites watched by many parents.  

After our initial School Games Day in the blazing sun, the Y3/Y4 children decided to run finals the following week.  Here are the Year 3/4 winners.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR YEAR 6.

Wednesday 4th July – Bowling.
We will be leaving school at about 9.30am to walk to Superbowl at Kimberworth. School are paying for the treat, but children can bring about £2 so they can buy a drink. We will be back at school for lunch.

Thursday 5th July – Y6 leavers play.
School is providing some of the costume items that the children will need, but they have been asked to bring some items from home. Please ask them what these are and send them in as soon as possible.

The performance will begin at 2pm so please ensure you are in your seat by 1.55pm so you don’t miss them.

Friday 6th July – Y6s last day.
The children may bring a white t-shirt or shirt for their friends to sign. Please send them with a marker pen or something suitable as we don’t have enough for all the children.

Thank you for all your support over your child’s time with us.

 

Dates for your Diary Simmer 2018

  • Thursday 28th June – F2 Graduation in the hall beginning at 9.15am. No F1s in the morning. Graduation party in the afternoon.
    Friday 29th June – Records of Achievement will be sent home.
    Monday 2nd July – Parents evening to view your child’s work and meet their new class teacher from 3pm to 5pm.
    Thursday 5th July – Y6 leavers play at 2pm.
    Friday 6th July – Y6s last day.
  • Wednesday 18th July – Carnival Parade beginning at 9.10am to about 9.30am in the school carpark. The children from Y1 to Y5 will be parading as part of out school ‘TEAM’. Please feel free to stay and watch them after you drop them off for school.
  • Friday 20th July – Non uniform and break up for the summer at 2pm.
  • Start back – Tuesday 4th September.

Have a good summer.

SUMMER PARADE – TEAM

KS2 children have continued to work with 2 local artists to create some more sculptures ready for our parade.

Newsletter May 2018

Ice pops

Because the weather is getting warmer, we will begin selling ice pops at morning break on Friday 18th May. They are 20p.

Non-uniform Day.

The children have worked very hard this term doing lots ofassessments, so we are having a non-uniform day on Friday 25th May.

A big thank you to all the parents who have supported,  and are still supporting their children with their SATs (Standard Assessment Tests).

 

Dates for your Diary.

  • Friday 25th May – break up for half term (normal time).
  • Monday 4th June – start back.
  • Monday 2nd July – Parents evening to view your child’s work and meet their new class teacher.
  • Thursday 5th July – Y6 leavers play.
  • Friday 6th July – Y6’s last day.
  • Friday 20th July – break up for the summer at 2pm.